Sunday, March 21, 2010

39 today

Thirty nine years ago today, my parents had their third little girl. I was born on the doctor's birthday. And I was born on my mother's mother's birthday. March 21, 1971.

My mother's water broke while she was getting ready for church Saturday night. My sister Jessica was running behind her and slipped in the water. My mother had baked a cake for her mother's birthday but hadn't frosted it yet. On the way to the hospital my mother said "I hope this baby will wait to be born on my mother's birthday" and my father said "I hope this baby will wait to be born in the hospital!"

Those are the stories I've been told all my life. Stories I always imagined forecasted the wonderful life I was destined to lead. It seemed like a magical gift to be born on my grandmother's birthday. On the first full day of Spring. Into a loving home where I would be cherished all my life.

I go into this year the happiest I've ever been. Full of joy and love and gratitude.

74 comments:

Katie R said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! :) Hope it is wonderful!! May God bless your new year. Thanks for always being inspiring and sincere.

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Anonymous said...

The world's a more fun place because of you. Have a wonderful birthday!
Virginia B.

Merci-Notes said...

OH AMY! I ALMOST MISSED THE CHANCE TO WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

*~~..***Happy Birthday Amy..~~***..~~*

I love how you know the story of the day that you were born! I wish you many many wishes of joy and happiness and strength also :)

With Kindness and Love,
Mary

becky said...

Hope you had a great birthday WEEK!

Grace said...

Happy Happy Birthday! cute stories..Grace

Lorrie said...

Happy happy birthday, Amy!

Piper said...

happy happy birthday to you! We all celebrate your birth, those of us who have been lucky enough to get to know you here in blog-land.
You are an inspiration every day! Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday my sister Amy, And you didn't have to tell the part of me slipping up in the water, for goodness sake. LOL but I still love you. Jessica

Valarie said...

Happy Birthday Amy. I love reading your blog, and hope that your birthday is as sweet as you seem to be.
xxoo Valarie

Noël said...

Dear Amy, I hope that you have a happy, happy birthday! It is so generous of you to share yourself & your birthday through this blog and your stitchalong! Thank you for all your inspiration!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Amy,
I am so glad to have you as a friend...and I was glad to see your post. I was just ready to write you a note and tell you that I was worried because I hadn't seen anything here for days!!!
Big hugs to a lovely woman, inside and out!
Suz

em said...

Happy Birthday! :)
I love the story! It will be my daughter's first birthday in a week. I hope to tell her the story of her birth every year. I know when she gets to be like 13 she'll be sick of it...but then hopefully when she is 39 she will remember it fondly!

Jill said...

Happy birthday, sweet Amy!
Hugs,
Jill

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! March 21st is a great day! I became a mom on this day 21 years ago.

Shelly

debi said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Amy!!

Thanks for sharing your sweet birth day story with us. How wonderful that you share your birthday with someone as special as your grandmother.

Sam from Minnie Taylor said...

Happy Birthday Amy! Hope you had a wonderful Day!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Amy! I think this next year will be one of your best yet!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Amy!!!!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Happy Birthday! That is a great story to be told all of your life! I hope you have a fantastic day full of special memories...Theresa
p.s. loooooove your blog

Bryanna Lenan said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!
xo
Bryanna

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday, Amy! I hope you have a fabulous day surrounded by your loved ones.

Claudia

Dori said...

Happy Birthday, Amy dear! The world is a sweeter place with you in it! Best wishes for a lovely year!

Angela said...

Happy birthday Amy! You are beautiful and don't look 39 at all! Many God continue to bless you with a love-filled life and peace about the future ahead knowing His plan is full of prosperity and hope. Thanks for all of your lovely posts. I always look forward to them.

Shelley Noble said...

Bless you 1,000 times, Amy!

Diva Kreszl said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! may your year be filled with much love, good health and wonderful surprises along the way!

Signs and Salvage said...

Happy Birthday!! May you have a year filled with amny blessings and lots of laughter!! You don't look a day over 29...for reals!!!!

Take Care,

Kristin

Linda B said...

Happy Birthday! You deserve a happy day:D

Kansas Amy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

BailiwickStudio said...

Happy Birthday Amy! How very blessed you are! That is a gift you can open every day of the year. ::Jill

Kris said...

Happy birthday to you! I am enjoying your stitching project -- and am following but on a weekly schedule :) May this year hold every wonder for you and your family, Kris

Barbara H. said...

A very happy birthday to you!

Lisa Leggett said...

Happy happy birthday to you!! I love your birthday story!
Wishing you oxoxo's all day long!
Lisa

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Amy!
Best Wishes and Many Blessings for your 39th year! How wonderful that you were born on your Grandmother's birthday!
Jane - Jacksonville

Linda said...

Happy birthday, Amy! You ARE such a joy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday baby sister! I hope you had a wonderful one...I hope you love your present! Jennifer

icandy... said...

Happy birthday to you!!
I'll be the BIG 4-0 on April 4th...getting pretty excited! :)
ox
Christina

Jean A. said...

Happy Birthday, birthday girl!

Charmed Life said...

Happy Birthday Amy! Hope it's wonderful!

Hugs,
Melissa

C'est Magnifique said...

Happy Birthday Amy! You are so cute, I love that picture of you!

Tania

Linda G. said...

Dear Amy, Happy Birthday! Today was also my dad's birthday and his mother's birthday too. She always said he was the best present she ever got. I am missing my dad so much today! And thank you for starting the 39 squares project. I am having a great time following along, and I plan to do this with my daughter when she comes home from college for the summer! Have a wonderful birthday! Linda

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, dear Amy!
May you enjoy many, many more!
Blessings on you,
Dawn @ 4:53 am

Pamela Jane said...

Happy birthday, sweet friend!

Little Moe-Ments said...

What a wonderful story. Thank you for being so very you. Happy Birthday!!!

Jennifer said...

Happy happy birthday!

Doreen said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday sweet Amy!!!!

tinkerverve said...

That is the perfect way to enter into a new year!
Happy Birthday!

maryann said...

I am so glad you were born! Happy, happy birthday, Amy!!

Hugs,
Maryann

michelle said...

What a lovely start! Hope you have lovely day too!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday, my dear... we are all so blessed by you!

amberlee said...

Happy birthday! I love coming to your little happy corner of the Internet, the joy you have for life comes through in every post! Have a fabulous year, even better than the rest!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Happy Birthday, Amy! Wishing you the sweetest year ever!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday Chicky!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!! And eat some cake!!
~Molly P

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Amy! God truely had a very special place for you in life! The name of your company says it all...you are such a great inspiration. Many blessings for a wonderful year!

janey said...

The happiest of birthdays to you, my sweet friend!!
Janey

Bevy said...

Happy Birthday sweet Amy...may this year be full of wonderful adventures!

Debbie said...

Amy, hope you had a terrific birthday! You're so awesome.

Catherine said...

Amy,
I wish you a very special birhtday filled with love and joy. You have opened your heart to us and for tha I am the richer. Enjoy the moment. Oh and thanks for your birth day story :)

XOXO
Catherine

Evelyn said...

Hope you had a great day! Happy Birthday!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday, Amy...hope it's as fabulous (and joyful) as you are!

;) Kristi

Karen said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Shell said...

Happy Birthday, Amy.

Waterfall said...

Happy belated birthday, Amy!

Megan said...

What a wonderful post! Happy Belated Birthday - I know it was fabulous as you would not have it any other way.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a year now. This is the first time I have made a comment, but wanted to wish you happy birthday!

I have learned so many things from reading your blog, not just 'crafty' things, but how to appreciate my life and be thankful for everything in it.

May you have much happiness in your 39th year.

Jane

lynnkrestel said...

happy (belated) birthday amy!
thank you for sharing yourself and time with us!!
may this year be filled with wonderful surprises and blessings!
lynn

natalie hansen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET AMY!!
xoxo Natalie

Alison Gibbs said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
The 21st is my sisters birthday and her daughter was born on 22nd.
Alison

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday Amy! I hope it was a great one! My Grand Mother was born on March 21st as well and she is full of life and still thinks she is the hottest chick on the planet..LOL! I can't wait to see you in June! Did you book your flight yet???

Hugs!
Sandy

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl

Chris Keane said...

Happy belated bday Amy! Thanks for *giving us* such a joyful blog post on your birthday. Wow. You really made my day.

Elyse said...

what a sweet post!

happy belated birthday! sounds like it's going to be a charming year ahead!

xo
elyse

Saucy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Dear Amy. You have such a wonderful life and family... enjoy!

xoxo
Sasha